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 Mardian (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Grattius (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Cornelius (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Ahenobarbus (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Cassius (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Marcus Brutus (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Casca (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Arsinoe (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Charmian (2 episodes, 1999)
Josephine Amankwah ...
 Iris (2 episodes, 1999)
Caroline Langrishe ...
 Calpurnia (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Octavia (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Guevarius (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Agrippa (2 episodes, 1999)
Denis Quilley ...
 Negotiator Senator (2 episodes, 1999)
James Saxon ...
 Pothinus (2 episodes, 1999)
Amina Annabi ...
 Jehosheba (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Egyptian Captain (2 episodes, 1999)
Stephen Jenn ...
 Nakht (2 episodes, 1999)
Ashley L. Clark ...
 King Ptolemy - 12 yrs (2 episodes, 1999)
Alexandar Francis-Lynch ...
 Ptolemy Caesar - 6yrs (2 episodes, 1999)
Michael Francis-Lynch ...
 Ptolemy Caesar - 3yrs (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Storemaster (2 episodes, 1999)
Andrew Peisley ...
 Cavalryman (2 episodes, 1999)
Tim Barlow ...
 Elderly Senator (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Ship's First Mate (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Sceptical Citizen (2 episodes, 1999)
Stephen Giffin ...
 Victor (2 episodes, 1999)
Mark Delafield ...
 Suetonius (2 episodes, 1999)
Mark Hill ...
 Dionysios (2 episodes, 1999)
Matthew Bartlett ...
 Theocritus (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Epiphanes (2 episodes, 1999)
Naim Khan Turk ...
 Eos (2 episodes, 1999)
Simone Harper ...
 Wet Nurse (2 episodes, 1999)
Karim Doukkali ...
 Egyptian General (2 episodes, 1999)
Patrick Gordon ...
 Assassin (2 episodes, 1999)
Simon De Selva ...
 Egyptian Admiral (2 episodes, 1999)
Bouchra Ababsa ...
 Belly Dancer (2 episodes, 1999)
Carlton Headley ...
 Nubian Guard (2 episodes, 1999)
Trevor Lovell ...
 Nubian Guard (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Rufio (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Olympos (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Julius Caesar (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Octavian (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Cleopatra (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Marc Antony (2 episodes, 1999)
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Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18. Caesar becomes sexually obsessed by the 18 year old queen, beds her, and eventually has a son by her. However, his Roman followers and his wife are not pleased by the union. In fact, as Caesar has only a daughter by his wife, he had picked Octavian as his successor. The out-of-wedlock son of Cleopatra is seen to be a threat to his future leadership. Thus Brutus and other Roman legislators plot the assassination of Caesar. Caesar's loyal general, Marc Antony, and Octavian then divide up the Roman empire. Antony takes Egypt and soon takes up the affair with Cleopatra. However, Octavian soon launches an attack on Antony and ultimately defeats and mortally wounds him. Rather than permitting herself to be humiliated by Octavian, Cleopatra sends her son away to India and she commits suicide by permitting the deadly asp to bite her. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Cleopatra actually had two brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, both of whom she was married to. Ptolemy XIII was her first brother/husband, but with the help of Pothinus, forced Cleopatra to flee Egypt with their sister Arsinoe. Caeser, who at this point was already Cleopatra's lover, reinstated her to the throne. However, Ptolemy XIII allied himself with Arsinoe against the pair, but Roman reinforcements forced them to flee the city, and Ptolemy XIII drowned attempting to cross the Nile in 47 BC, aged around 14-15. Cleopatra was then married to her second brother/husband, Ptolemy XIV, who was co-ruler with her (though she retained the power) until shortly after the death of Caesar, when he died (possibly murdered) at the age of about 15 and was replaced with Cleopatra's 3-year-old son Caesarion (Ptolemy XV). See more »

Quotes

Marcus Brutus: Octavian, join us! Aid us in destroying this tyrant!
Octavian: No, I could never betray Caesar...
[Short pause]
Octavian: But I won't stop you either.
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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Hollywood strikes again
28 July 1999 | by (NYC area, USA) – See all my reviews

Hollywood strikes again. The miniseries trys to cram too much into too little time. The first part was great mainly due to Timothy Dalton. He played a very strong Caesar. The second part lost its drive. I don't know if it was casting or plot. Just watch the first part. You know what happens in the end anyway.


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